January 2011

There are 4 blog entries for January 2011.

Ulster County Winter Activities



Ulster County Real Estate 

If winter activity is a must for you, your friends and your family, Ulster County is a “must visit” as a jump off point to all that the season has to offer. For a wonderful family adventure, Windham Mountain is a family friendly resort that offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. The mountain now boasts a 98% snow making capability, so the trails are always ready to go. Travel time to the area is short, and if you are traveling from NYC, the journey is the length of a movie. Of course if you plan ahead, there are a number of local Ulster County Catskill communities where you can “jump off” and be on the slopes within minutes.

If you are a dedicated enthusiast of the outdoors, weekends year round can provide

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Ulster County Real Estate:
Buying A Second Home / Condo In Ulster County

Ulster County Real EstateOne of the hot topics of 2010 that people are still asking is if buyers from out of the area are still purchasing weekend and second homes in Ulster County. The answer is, yes they are still buying second homes. Popular Ulster County Areas are throughout whether you are looking for a secluded cottage in the woods or a townhouse or condo with river views.
Many second home buyers from the Metro New York and New Jersey area have proudly called Ulster County their second home. 80 miles from NYC you can start your search for a weekend home in New Paltz. New Paltz is refreshingly unique, full of history and charm. Surrounded by many farms, orchards, and wineries. You'll enjoy the

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Happy 2011 everyone!  Real Estate seems to be a constant topic of conversation when it comes to gatherings of all sorts.  Around the holidays it seems we get out more often and I hear people asking “What’s the market doing?”, “Are you Selling anything?”.  Maybe it’s because I spend a lot of time around people in the Real Estate business (my cross to bear) but all of my clients, past and present, are always interested. 

Ulster County Real Estate is a real puzzle.  Some areas/Townships show what could be deemed a comeback in 2010 when compared to prices in 2009 while other areas/Townships stumbled, let me show you what I mean.  The following statistics were compiled from Sold Residential Listings in the MLS of Ulster County, Inc..

The median sale price

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As principal broker and owner of the Murphy Realty Group, the past year has proven to be busy, challenging and exciting but I’m most proud to announce that our firm has become “The fastest growing real estate agency in Ulster County”. 

In fact, Murphy Realty Group has doubled its sales volume in 2010 over the prior year.  With the real estate market challenging every home seller and broker in our area, I am proud to say that we have incorporated a variety of aggressive marketing approaches to overcome the industry challenges and I feel we have been very successful in our endeavors.  The internet has become so widely used by potential purchasers that in order to market our clients listings to their full potential, it

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